Sara Hickson and Harry Farrer claim spot at Woolworths Surfer Grom Comps National Surf Camp
Published on 16/12/2020

Sara Hickson (Mornington Peninsula) and Harry Farrer (Barwon Heads) have claimed spot at the three-day Woolworths National Surf Camp with wins today at the Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp on the Surf Coast.

Day 2  of the event saw competition moved to Jan Juc due to a lack of swell at the primary location  Torquay. 

The groms took advantage of the 2-foot easterly swell on offer and excellent scores were posted.  

The Under 14 Boy’s division saw Harry Farrer (Barwon Heads) take the win, posting a combined heat total of 13.67 (out of a possible 20).

“It was tricky” said Farrer. 

“I managed to get a couple out there. Im just stoked to win and looking forward to heading to the 3-day camp” he added.  

Left hot on Farrer’s tail was Taj McPhee (Ocean Grove), who ripped into a couple nice rights, but fell short with a combined heat total of 12.50 (out of a possible 20). 

Sara Hickson (Mornington Peninsula) managed to sneak away victorious in the Under 14 Girl’s division with a slender lead of 0.16. Hickson posted a near excellent score (7.33 out of a possible ten) on her way to a heat total of 11.50.

“It was fun out there” Hickson said.

“These events are so fun because we get to surf with all of our friends!”

Not far behind Hickson was Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc), who posted a 7.77 (out of a possible ten), however was unable to find a score of 3.74 to snatch the lead.  

Kai Colemen (Under 10 Boy’s division) posted the highest individual wave score throughout the two days of competition – a perfect ten (out of a possible ten). Coleman was rewarded the Pics Peanut Butter Star Performer Award for the clinic of which he put on throughout his first Round 1 heat.  

Both Harry Farrer and Anna Huppatz (Jan Juc) walked away with the Woolworths Fresh Wave Award, and joining them was Isla Huppatz (Jan Juc) , who was crowned as the other Pics Peanut Butter Star Performer.  

Results:
U14 Girls

1st – Sara Hickson, 11.50
2nd – Isla Huppatz, 11.34
3rd – Sophie Wilkinson, 5/83
4th – Sonia Seuren, 4.23

U14 Boys
1st – Harry Farrer, 13/67
2nd – Taj McPhee, 12.50
3rd – Max Bassett, 9.10
4th – Nalu Belyea, 7.80

U12 Girls
1st – Anna Huppatz, 11.87
2nd – Lillian Bassed, 8.93
3rd – Dune Pruvot, 5.47
4th – Chloe Muscroft, 3/77

U12 Boys
1st – Jarvis Barrow, 12.16
2nd – Duke Orr, 11.47
3rd – Remy Filer, 7.77
4th – Cove McPhee, 3.20

U10 Girls (Round Robin format)
1st – Elsie Chapman
2nd – Scarlett Rennie
3rd – Charlotte Edwards
4th – Anise Pruvot
5th – Estella Carbonelli

U10 Boys
1st – Kai Coleman, 13.84
2nd – Angus Kennedy, 5.54
3rd – Tully Gordon, 3.84
4th – Dusty Rayner, 3.34

U8 Mixed (Round Robin)
1st – Max Murray
2nd – Harry Miller
3rd – Charlotte Edwards
4th – Edie Wouters
5th – Bodhi McPhee

Final results for the event can be found via www.surfingvic.com/live 

Regarded as one of the major stepping stones in the development of young Australian surfers, the 10-event Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps series caters for surfers from Under 8 to Under 14 and will be held in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia over summer. 

As an added bonus, the respective winners of the Under 14 boys’ and girls’ divisions from each event will receive an invite to attend an all-expenses-paid, three-day Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps National Final Surf Camp, (1-day coaching clinic, 2 days of competition and heat analysis coaching) at the Surfing Australia High-Performance Centre (HPC). For the South Australian, Victorian and Tasmanian events, the Woolworths Surf Camp prize will be awarded to the highest place Under-14 Boy and Girl who reside in that respective State. 

The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including no non-essential spectators and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat. 

COVID19 Risk Management Key Points 

– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat 

– All non-essential spectators are not permitted in the contest zone (boardwalk area) 

– Rash vests will be washed after every heat 

– Competitors and essential spectators (eg. Parent or Guardian) must check in via a QR code 

 The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on www.surfingvic.com  
 
2020/2021 Woolworth’s Surfer Groms Comps: 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 1 – Kiama, NSW – Sept 5, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 2 – Northern Beaches, NSW – Sept 12 – 13, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 3 – Coffs Harbour, NSW – Sept 26 – 27, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 4 – Cronulla, NSW – Oct 17 – 18, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 5 – Clifton Beach, TAS – Oct 31, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 6 -Trigg, WA – Nov 7 – 8, 2020  

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 7 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Nov 14, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 8 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 21 – 22, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 9 – Torquay, VIC – Dec 12 – 13, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – EVENT 10 – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Dec 12 – 13, 2020 

Surfer Groms Comps – National Final – Surfing Australia HPC, Casuarina, NSW – Jan 28 – 30, 2021 

The Woolworths Surfer Groms Comps is proudly supported by Woolworths, Pic’s Peanut Butter, 2XP and Surfing Victoria. 
  

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